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Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder," "Mysteries Uncovered: True Stories of the Paranormal and Unexplained," and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous ...
 
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In December of 2015, Versailles, Kentucky, was preparing for Christmas. Residents had decorated their homes in preparation for the festivities. In the quiet neighbourhood of Gray Street, there was one family home which had lit up in celebration, with decorations a plenty and a Snoopy wearing a Christmas hat standing out front. One morning, however,…
 
A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Do…
 
In summer of 2016, a married mother of one would vanish after leaving her home in Avondale Heights, Melbourne, Australia. The disappearance would immediately baffle investigators and hold the collective attention of the local community as well as the community further afield. Soon enough, bizarre allegations regarding the family’s relationships wou…
 
In January of 2013, South Valley in New Mexico and the surrounding area was rocked by an extremely brutal mass murder which had taken place inside a secluded family home. The area would be even more horrified when they discovered who had been the perpetrator of the slaughter and in the aftermath, there be intense media coverage and a massive debate…
 
Few things are more devastating than a loved one going missing. On The Vanished podcast from Wondery, host Marissa Jones tells stories of missing persons that have gone overlooked by mainstream media. She gets the story from friends and family of the missing person, and frequently talks with law enforcement and others close to the case. This is jus…
 
Temple Terrace is a city located in northeastern Hillsborough County, Florida. The most frequent crime in the primarily suburban area are burglary and theft. Murders in Temple Terrace are extremely rare and between 2000 and 2014, only ten murders took place in the city. In 2014, the local police department would investigate an extremely horrific an…
 
In June of 2014, a woman in Calgary, Canada, went to her parents’ home to pick up her young son who had been dropped off the night before for a sleepover. When she arrived, however, she found that the home was eerily silent and, in the driveway, she found drag marks and a sinister looking red liquid. SPONSORS - Vodacast: Thank you to Vodacast for s…
 
Riddle Me That! is a weekly true crime podcast released on Wednesday. Riddle Me That! is hosted by a True Crime and Mystery enthusiast who takes a deep dive into the facts of Unsolved Cases, Disappearances, and Mysteries. If you love all things mysterious, you are going to love Riddle me that! Subscribe today across all podcast platforms.…
 
Race can often play a part in how certain people view certain situations. In 2013, a black teenage girl went to the front door of a home in a predominantly white neighbourhood near Detroit, Michigan. She had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help. The actions of the home-owner that night would raise many questions about how people talk…
 
Witnessed: Borderlands is an investigative documentary of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both.  Set in the rugged Texas borderlands, where there are no rules and you leave your guns at the door and you hear all about the corrupt and abuse of power within government officials. …
 
In April of 2014, students from the University of Calgary were celebrating the end of school year. A party among friends was being held in a quiet, tree-lined street in Brentwood. In the early morning hours, however, a flurry of 911 calls were made from inside the home, reporting that somebody in attendance had unleashed a senseless attack with a k…
 
Anti-transgender hatred fuels an alarming number of murders throughout the world. The Trans Murder Monitoring project was started in 2009 and systematically monitors, collects and analyses reports of homicides of transgender people throughout the world. The statistics that they post each year are extremely disturbing. In Cabool, Missouri, a 17-year…
 
In April of 2019, police in the Chicago Suburb of Crystal Lake were informed of a missing five-year-old boy. According to his parents, he had vanished at some point in the middle of the night. However, it quickly became apparent that the family were well-known to child protective services and for many years, police had been trying to get them to ta…
 
In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that two women are killed each week by their partners and former partners. A lot of these women, unfortunately, are let down by the very system put in place to protect them. Far too often, victims of domestic abuse, harassment and stalking are not taken seriously and these failures can lead to violence and some…
 
It was summer of 2014 when Rosalie Joseph went to work at a local hotel in Orlando, Florida, leaving her teenage daughter home alone. When she arrived back home that evening, her teenage daughter was missing from their home. Her bedroom was in complete disarray with clothing missing from the drawers. In the corner of the bedroom, she found a stuffe…
 
Presenting a defence based primarily on the word of an accused killer is certainly no easy feat. In fact, it’s almost impossible. It all boils down to whether the jury believes the accused killer or not. In Carlsbad, California, in 2012, an accused killer would claim that she was the victim of domestic violence and had acted in self-defence, but wa…
 
Lawrence is a city of around 75,000, situated near the New Hampshire border. In November of 2016, a teenage boy vanished from his grandmother’s home. CCTV footage would capture him in the company of another teenage boy. His disappearance, and the outcome, would lead to many within the community questioning whether Lawrence police really did their j…
 
When hatred goes unchecked, it can lead to a disaster and tragically, far too often, violent words lead to violent actions. On a busy MAX train in Portland, Oregon, in 2017, a man unleashed a racist and xenophobic attack, mainly aimed at two Muslim teenagers. The perpetrator had been a member of the alt-right movement and had made blatant indicatio…
 
In 2013, a teenage girl in Glenburn, Maine, vanished after walking to the bottom of her driveway to meet somebody. Over 500 concerned locals offered up their time to search for the missing girl and truly bounded together to try and bring her home safely. The investigation into her disappearance would uncover that the person she had gone to meet was…
 
It was morning rush hour in Melbourne, Australia, on the 29th of January, 2009. Commuters were slowly moving in traffic along the West Gate Bridge when a white Toyota Land Cruiser heading towards the city slowed down in the left-hand land before finally coming to a halt. The driver exited his vehicle, opened the rear passenger door, and lifted out …
 
The provocation defence is an outdated and inappropriate defence which allows killers to claim that their victim had provoked them to commit murder. If successful in such a defence, a killer can be convicted of manslaughter as opposed to murder. Essentially, it rewards lack of self-control by enabling an intentional killing to be categorized as som…
 
In summer of 2013, Joy Blodgett arrived home from work for lunch to find that her teenage daughter was still seemingly asleep in her bedroom. However, when she approached her daughter, it soon became apparent that she was deceased. Fear engulfed the community of Hartford, Wisconsin, but the investigation would reveal that somebody close to the fami…
 
Roswell is a city in north Fulton County, Georgia. It is the home of around 95,000 residents. Despite the fact that it’s a relatively large city, it still has a quaint feel to it. Canton Street in downtown Roswell is always teeming with shoppers or those stopping for a bite to eat with friends. Each year, they hold a Memorial Day celebration; peopl…
 
It was early March of 2006 when a 12-year-old boy came forward to police in Winnipeg, Canada, to reveal a disturbing secret. He informed police that his 5-year-old stepsister had been systematically abused and then murdered the year beforehand and then secretly buried. An investigation into his claims would reveal many systemic failures in the syst…
 
It was the 15th of April, 2016, when police in Spalding, Lincolnshire, knocked on the front door of a semi-detached home on Dawson Avenue. It was the home of 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her two daughters, 13-year-old Katie and 14-year-old Kim. Police were there after receiving a report that Katie and Kim had been absent from school. After rec…
 
It was a pleasant autumn morning in Haddon Township, New Jersey, on 13 October, 2015. The homes along the tree-lined streets of Cooper Street and Virginia Avenue were all decorated in preparation of Halloween. That morning, however, residents awoke to police canvassing the streets and a helicopter hovering overhead. Unbeknownst to the locals, somet…
 
CrimeConversations is a brand new true crime podcast brought to you by CrimeCon UK. In the lead up to CrimeCon UK in London, Crimecon UK are bringing two true crime podcasts together to find out more about their fascination with true crime. Each episode will explore subjects such as how they got involved in true crime, the cases that have stuck in …
 
Jaliek Rainwalker was born to a cocaine-addicted, alcoholic mother. He had been moved from pillar to post throughout his childhood, having been in seven foster and adoptive homes. Jaliek seemingly landed on his feet when he was adopted by a couple who had fostered him for two years. However, when Jaliek was 12-years-old, he inexplicably vanished un…
 
True Love, Truer Crimes dives into the stories of the world's most notorious criminal couples. From sleeping in a coffin together to cooking their victims for dinner, hear all about who these people were before they met, their romance, crime spree, and how their fateful love story ended. Listen and subscribe across all podcast platforms!…
 
Barrie is a city in Central Ontario, Canada, which lies along Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe, around 55 miles north of the bright lights of Toronto. It’s known as a vibrant commuter town and at one point had even been one of the fastest growing cities in all of Canada. In autumn of 1993, the residents of Barrie would be rocked by a brutal st…
 
In September of 2009, police in North Naples, Florida, conducted a welfare check on the Damas family after they hadn’t been seen for several days. When police entered the home, they immediately noticed blood pooling in front of a closed door underneath the stairs. They would be met by a particularly gruesome scene which spanned several rooms in the…
 
Dalton Township is a civil township of Muskegon County. It’s the home of around 8,000 residents and is around 40 miles northwest of the hustle and bustle of Grand Rapids. It was a pleasant summer evening in 2014 when police were alerted to what was initially believed to be a tragic hit-and-run. However, upon closer inspection, it soon became appare…
 
North Shore is a picturesque area on the coast of Sydney in Australia. It is dotted with intimate villages and is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. In 2013, a well-known and well-liked man from North Shore was the victim of a vicious attack. In trying to uncover what had happened to him, a media frenzy focused on his private life…
 
Wellington, Ohio, is a quaint village around 40 miles south-west of Cleveland surrounded by rolling fields. In 2007, it was the scene of a grisly crime that would cause irreversible damage to a well-known and well-loved family and in the aftermath, would reignite the debate over teenagers and violent videogames. SPONSORS - UNIDRAGON: Thank you to U…
 
It was July of 2004 when 21-year-old student, Leigh Matthews, vanished while walking to the parking lot at Bond South Africa University. Before it was even noticed that she was missing, her parents received a very disturbing phone call from somebody claiming that they were holding Leigh hostage and that they had one demand: money. SPONSORS - STEREO…
 
It was a cold winter morning in Cleveland, Ohio, when a teenage girl vanished after getting on a public transit bus to take her to school. Her parents didn’t learn she was missing until later on that afternoon. Her disappearance sparked a massive search and would lead to calls for safer streets and for new legislation when it comes to schools repor…
 
In 1990, a young woman was knocked off her bicycle by a man driving a truck along a lonely Ohio country road. The man attempted to abduct the woman but miraculously, she escaped and flagged down a passing motorist. Almost three decades later, an eerily similar attack would occur along another lonely Ohio country road. This time, however, the young …
 
Wairarapa is a small town in New Zealand, which shows its true beauty in spring. Daffodils are dotted throughout the area which is backdropped by the snowy Tararua Ranges. In 2003, a little girl never showed up to class one morning and the community truly bounded together to try and bring her home safely. Her disappearance would reveal a dark under…
 
Aspen is a ski-resort town located 13,000 feet up the Rocky Mountains. At one point in time, it was a silver mining town but now, it is a magnet for the wealthy. Nestled among a picturesque mountain and lakes, the average home price in Aspen is around $5 million with at least 50 billionaires owning a home here. In the 1970s and 1980s, Aspen had a r…
 
New Mexico ranks among the worst states in the United States for child abuse deaths, with more than three per 100,000 children. From 2001 to 2016, more than 22 children in New Mexico ranging from 5 weeks old to 11-years-old have been killed as the result of physical and sexual abuse. While these statistics are extremely alarming, critics say that t…
 
Blackstone is a town of less than 10,000 near the Rhode Island border in Massachusetts. It’s a quaint suburban area away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Boston, just 50 miles away. On a quiet street just four blocks away from the local police station sat an unassuming Cape Cod-style home. However, what went on behind those closed doors w…
 
In 2003, Diana and Robin Garbutt moved to the picture postcard village of Melsonby, North Yorkshire, which is located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. They were attracted to the area by the tranquility of the area. There was very little other than rolling fields, a pub, a post office and village store and a stream meandering through the centre.…
 
Linda Stein was known as the rock n’ roll real estate agent. She had lived the kind of life that would make anybody envious. From managing the Ramones to finding multi-million-dollar homes for the rich-and-famous, nobody ever envisioned that Linda’s life would end in such a gruesome and tragic manner. SPONSORS - OLD TIMEY CRIMEY: Thank you to Old T…
 
Armada is a quaint and quiet village in Macomb County, Michigan, with less than two thousand residents. It’s most known for its country fair as well as the Halloween festival aptly named Armada-Geddon. In 2019, it was named the nicest place to live in Michigan. It’s the kind of area where people typically leave their doors unlocked and murder is so…
 
For many, the all-American dream is to settle down, get married, have a family and have a successful business. For a lot of people, the Corrigan family from Meridian, Idaho, were the epitome of the all-American dream. For some people, however, nothing is ever enough, and a tragedy in 2011 revealed grim secrets and showed that the grass isn’t always…
 
A collective fear that many women face is walking alone at night-time. Most women can relate to the sense of terror that washes over when you think that somebody could be following you or watching you. In Columbus, Ohio, in 2017, a young woman vanished while walking to her parked car after finishing her shift at a local bar. The investigation would…
 
Parents worldwide know the risks and fear that come with allowing their child to venture out into the world, but schools are supposed to offer parents a greater sense of security and a lot of parents feel very few worries about their children heading to school each morning. However, in 2004, a shocking murder instilled fear in parents across the wo…
 
More than one million Australians are active users of the dating app, Tinder, with those numbers rising by at least 5% each day. The app was created in 2012, and it truly exploded, completely erasing the social stigma that had surrounded online dating for years. However, two years later, a young woman’s death exposed the dangers that online dating …
 
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